she made no case for owning the stock and ruled out a wait until next year turn by saying it will be 2014 before we see any positive results from the company. i hope that reality isn't distorted, too. there is no reason for a company to exist just because it has a long and exalted history of existing. the rolls of tech companies are littered with castoffs that thought they had a right to exist, companies like wang, control data, nortel, they were storied, they were valuable. then they were irrelevant. gone. right now we're seeing whole companies go away, companies like research in motion, nokia which is apparently trying to sell the equivalent of the family jewels, the headquarters and eastman kodak which may soon not exist. i will go as far to say that hewlett-packard may be suffering through a kodak moment. why is that so hard to fathom? like hewlett-packard, kodak was one of the most important tech companies in the world, best cameras, printing technology, best pharmaceuticals and best chemicals.